Rare German edition of Ortelius's Epitome. The only published edition of Ortelius's pocket atlas with German text. This is a co-production of Levinus Hulsius and Jan van Keerbergen, printed 1604 in Frankfurt.
With engraved title page, on verso the coat of arms of Joachim Ernst of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Margrave of the Franconian Principality of Ansbach. Followed by 5 pages of dedication and a 37-page instruction and explanation with 2 engravings in the text. The instructions include a double-page folded map of the world by Hulsius (Shirley 210) surrounded by medallions of the navigators Vespucci, Columbus, Drake, Cavendish, Magellan and Del Cano. The track of Magellan's circumnavigation is marked. The actual map section consists of 127 full-page engraved maps mostly by Jan van Keerbergen and Michael Coignet after Ortelius first published 1602 in Antwerp. Beside the large world map Hulsius has added 4 additional maps from his own publications: No. 7 (Die Insul Madagascar), 20 (Die Insel Iava Maior), 77 (Lappenland) und 78 (Das alte Land Noua Zembla). Each maps with descriptive text. At the end 4 pages of index.